Crash in Laredo involves Yamaha ATVs; minor to moderate injuries reported

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In an accident in Laredo, Missouri, two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were involved in a collision that left one individual with moderate injuries and another with minor injuries. The incident occurred at 3rd Street East and Railway Street on March 30, 2024, at approximately 5:00 p.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2020 Yamaha Raptor 700, operated by Anthony W. Hecker, 32, of Laredo, Missouri, was traveling westbound on 3rd Street. Concurrently, a 2002 Yamaha Grizzly 660, driven by Patty M. Eckert, 50, also of Laredo, Missouri, was heading eastbound on the same street. The crash occurred as Hecker, traveling too fast for the roadway conditions, attempted to turn right onto 3rd Street from Railway Street. Hecker’s vehicle began to slide and struck the left side of Eckert’s ATV with its front end.

Both vehicles came to a stop on their wheels and were removed from the scene before officers arrived. Despite the collision, both ATVs sustained no damage and were driven from the scene. Anthony Hecker did not seek medical treatment for his minor injuries. Patty Eckert, on the other hand, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Wright Memorial Hospital by private vehicle.

Neither rider was using safety equipment at the time of the crash.

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